About Rio Grande Valley Blue Star Mothers
We are a non-partisan, non-political 501 C-3 organization. We are mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, foster mothers and female legal guardians who have children serving in the military, guard or reserves, or children who are veterans. We support each other while promoting patriotism and honor all men and women serving, and who have served our country as members of all branches of the armed services.
On January 22, 1942 the Flint News Advertiser printed a coupon asking Mothers of servicemen to return the coupon. After receiving 1000 responses from the ad, it was decided to form a permanent organization. Three hundred mothers met in the Durant Hotel, in Flint Michigan. Captain George Maines, who had conceived the idea for this group, acted as the chair of the first meeting.
On February 6, 1942, the organization was reported on the Congressional Record. Chapters then formed in Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, California, Iowa, and Washington.
On January 6, 1960 the organization was officially chartered by Congress.
Rio Grande Valley Blue Star Mothers, NM2 had our first meeting in 2004. We continue to grow and invite you to attend one of our meetings held the third Saturday of every month at the Veterans Memorial Center, 1100 Louisiana Blvd SE at 9:00am.